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Roasted Duck and Chilli Pickled Pear Salad

  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Ready Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy


4 x Gourmet Direct Duck breasts


Dry Rub:        

1 garlic clove chopped

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

1 small red chilli (optional)

1 clove

1 tsp black peppercorns

(Grind all spices in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder)


100g roasted, skinned hazelnuts roughly chopped

100g mesclun salad leaves

150g Chilli Pickled Pears, sliced



90ml hazelnut or walnut oil

50ml syrup from the Chilli Pickled Pears

Salt & white pepper to taste



Preheat the oven to 180*C. 


Trim and score the Duck Breasts . Season with the rub, and leave to sit, covered, at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Sear the breasts by placing in hot frying pan (with the skin side down), for two minutes each side.

Finish cooking the breasts in the oven for about 6-8 minutes, then cool.


To Assemble:

Make a nest of the mesclun, arrange pear slices around this, then sprinkle the hazelnuts over the pears.   Slice each duck breast on an angle into 5, then arrange on top of the mesclun. Drizzle with the dressing just before serving.


Serves 4.

  Recipe kindly supplied by Aromatics Ltd    


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